Longshaw Estate and Country Park

opportunities for exercisespectacular scenery

Burbage Brook, on the Longshaw Estate
Burbage Brook, on the Longshaw Estate
Longshaw Estate with Longshaw Lodge was once the Duke of Rutland's shooting estate but was purchased from the Duke by public subscription in 1927 and presented to the National Trust. The estate is situated on the moors above Hathersage and is open to the public.
Millstones at Bole Hill
Millstones at Bole Hill
There are some fine walks both in the grounds and round about and Longshaw is also well known for the sheepdog trials which are held here every September, and are generally considered to be the best in the area.

The estate is very extensive, stretching almost down to Grindleford and including the area around Millstone Edge and Bole Hill, which has a fine cache of abandoned millstones. The estate office has a Visitor Centre with a small shop and tea room.
 

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Longshaw Estate and Country Park Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
Burbage Brook
0 - Burbage Brook
Carl Wark (left) and Higgar Tor from Burbage Brook
1 - Carl Wark (left) and Higgar Tor from Burbage Brook
Bole Hill - abandoned millstones
2 - Bole Hill - abandoned millstones
Bole Hill - abandoned millstones
3 - Bole Hill - abandoned millstones

Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK264799


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How to get there

By Road:
From Sheffield take the A625 road to Fox House, then take the first left, the A6187 road, and the car park is on your right. More car parks are available further on, where the A625 road turns off right to Froggatt, and still more further down the A625, below the Grouse Inn. Coming from Bakewell, take the A619/B6001 to Calver, then turn right onto the A625 below Froggatt. From the west, take the A623 from Chapel-en-le-Frith to Calver Sough, turn left at the lights and then right immediately onto the A625.

By Bus: the 240 Sheffield to Bakewell bus and 272 Sheffield to Castleton bus pass Fox House.

By Train: Grindleford/Padley station is a very pleasant 3km walk.
When is it open?

National Trust access land. No restrictions. The Visitor Centre is open 10.00am to 4.00pm 1st Jan - 15th Feb, 10.00am - 5.00pm 16th Feb - 1st Nov and 10.00am - 4.00pm 2nd Nov - 31st Dec. Closed 24th/25th December.
What does it cost?

Charge for car parking but free to National Trust members.

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary.

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-longshawestate

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